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santa maria, brazil, where this tragedy struck. >>> president obama and hillary clinton sat down for their first joint interview on 60 minutes on sunday. these one-time rivals exchanged compliments and laughs. clinton admitted they bury the hatchet after the bitter 2008 campaign. he would endorse her for president in 2016? >> reporter: president obama and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton once bitter rivals now allies, together for an interview with cbs' 60 minutes. >> i consider hillary a strong friend. >> i mean, very warm, close -- i think there's a sense of understanding that, you know, sometimes it doesn't take words because we have similar views. >> reporter: rewind five years to their bruising primary battle. >> you're likable enough. >> thank you. >> i'm here. he's not. >> how long did it take you to get over that? >> it didn't take long. >> reporter: it took longer for their staffs, not to mention -- >> i think spouses take it much harder. you know, in a way -- >> no doubt. >> reporter: 2016 came up. the president laughed off a question about endorsing hillary.
are always quick to blame president obama when the market goes down. do you think they are going to give president obama credit? do you think they are going to thank him when the market goes up, up, up? of course not. we will tell you why. we will talk about that and awhole lot more, with the latest, today's current news update in los angeles, here is lisa ferguson. good morning, lisa. >> hey bill. good morning, everyone. here is what's on the president's schedule today. first up, he is having lunch with hillary clinton in the private dining room at the whitehouse at 12:30. yesterday, the senate confirmed senator john kerry to replace clinton as secretary of state in an overwhelming vote of 94 to 3. clinton was having an interactive online interview. as she heads out the door, she is leading -- leaving a legacy the most traveled secretary of state in history. more 950,000 miles, visited 112 countries and held 1700 meetings with world leaders. next up for the president today. he is talking immigration reform at 3:55 and 4:15. yesterday, obama unveiled his new
president obama will double down on proposals that he's supported since taking office with the hope that this time the appetite on the hill is a little more hungry for change. >> what has been absent in the time he's put those principles forward has been the willingness by republicans to move forward with comprehensive immigration reform and what he hopes is that dynamic has changed. >> joining me now from the white house, white house correspondent, kristin welker, the president expected to give us the contours of a plan tuesday in las vegas. at this point do we have any idea what it will look like? >> craig, good afternoon. i think you will hear president obama unveil his vision for comprehensive immigration reform and i don't think it will be widely different from what he's talked about. in the past, remember, this is something he's been talking about since 2008 when he first ran for president. now it looks like he may have more support after they lost the latino vote so largely during the 2012 race so in terms of what it may look like, some of what he's talked about before includ
are covering the interview that has everybody talking. president obama's joint sit-down with outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. was it his official nod for her potential 2016 run? >> there's no political tea leaves to be read here? >> we don't have any tea. we've got some water here, the best i can tell. but, you know, this has been just the most extraordinary honor. >> is this payback for, let's say, bill clinton? doing such a great job for the obama campaign? >> it would have covered up the awkward fact that they're setting her up for, you know, a presidential run if they broke some news. >> i love joe biden. i think he's earned a shot at it. but if hillary clinton wants to run how do you stand in the way of history? >> joining me now is msnbc and nbc latino contributor, victoria soto. fellow at the university of texas. great to have you here in person. let's jump in to explain to everybody the bipartisan framework. there are eight different sections. let's go over the first four. contingent on securing border and combatting visa oversay, increase surveillance equipment and agents a
as secretary of state this friday. last night, she sat down with her boss and former rival, president obama for a much-anticipated interview. >> the two powerful politicians described their unique partnership and stoked speculation about clinton's future. here's abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: it was an extraordinary event. an adoring president publicly praises his former political nemesis on "60 minutes." >> i consider hillary a strong friend. >> reporter: the side-by-sided a nation fest sent speculation into hyperdrive. was this an endorsement for a hillary clinton run in 2016? >> i have to tell you. you guys in the press are encore jabl. i was inaugurated four days ago. and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> and i'm out of politics. i'm forbidden from hearing these questions. i don't think he or i can make predictions about what's going to happen tomorrow or the next year. >> reporter: secretary of state and the president refused to speculate on the next presidential campaign. they became closer over the last fur years. >> part of our bond is, we've been through the
news the white house announcing that this afternoon, president obama is going to sit down with secretary of state hillary clinton for an interview with steve kroft of cbs news that will air sunday night on 60 minutes. it's very unusual. it's for the president and the secretary of state to give an interview together. the first time the president has set done for an interview with anybody, not even with the vice president. sitting down for a joint interview with secretary clinton. i am sure they will cover a lot of the national security issues. he will be asked about benghazi, about the situation in northern africa and hillaryses tenure. >> it's clear he likes doing interviews with steve kroft. >> yes. >> he has done more with him than anybody else. i am not sure what the number is. >> bill: yeah. on a national level certainly. so that should be interesting to watch. you know i was disappointed today in -- the figure buster we thought we were going to see reform of the filibuster this year. we know how important it is. we know how broken the s
's right, sean. interesting illustration was with president obama's inauguration they actually shut down one of the runways at dulles airport it make it for private jets. >> sean: that's so nice. >> this is a massive problem. we are not opposed to wealth creation. when it's wealth creation by extracting it from taxpayers and manipulating in a crony capitalist system. >> sean: if i'm one of the americans i spoke about earlier my house is underwater or one of the six americans on food stamps or this is why we want to turn the camera on something that has never been exposed. people in washington never want to talk about the house styles. they don't want to talk about the construction and private jets. the private jet guys that built at dulles. they thought it was going to take them several years to sell those slots. they sold out in 72 hours. that is the level of corporations and high rollers. >> sean: they already have a lot of money. if you own a private jet. they are not cheap. >> exactly. got to get in there what about the dinners, the meals, the lunches, that's still going on, right? >
are going to strike down everything obama did, what the previous presidents have done. >> it is not legally true. if you are going to attack obama for it then you have to attack previous president for it. >> the recent appointment president obama made the reason they were controversial the senate was technically in session. they were not technically in recess. >> that was because president bush wanted to stop making the resource. >> the place to find equity is always in the courts. >> i have to go. we have an amazing story next even though you were amazing, too. we are getting new video on the deadly storm systems. it already killed two people across the u.s. look at these pictures. so awful. >> it is the viral act of kindness. the sterling family from missouri. an e-mail they got 5 orphans in peru was a scam until they discovered the overseas plea was the real deal. they did not have a lot of money but realized they could help. now the five orphans have a new home and a new family. lauren and scott sterling join us live to talk about it. god bless you and your family. you saw a problem and
was taken down in 2006 and 28th not by a republican but barack obama. >> there is no barack obama at the moment. let's not make too many assumptions. in 1992, nobody wanted to run against george bush in the primary because they thought he was unbeatable. i think somebody will take her hon on if she runs. i think the white house and biden has a confluence of interest and the white house doesn't want to see biden lose his stature and biden doesn't want to lose his stature. biden wants to run and make himself presidential. >> i can't really look forward to 2016 because i can't even look past tomorrow. tomorrow's show, seriously, it is -- i always joke, it's like night of the thousand stars. look at this. willie, look, the mt. rushmore of whatever it is the mt. rushmore of. al gore and bill gates will be on tomorrow. we're looking forward to that. also, coming up today, we're talking to senators john mccain and chuck schumer about their proposals on immigration reform and whether they really think this time is different than last time and former senate majority leader, all around grea
. but hillary never backed down. >> shame you, barack obama. >> even when campaigning got ugly. not long after that, clinton welled up at the new hampshire diner and ran away with the primary. another victory. in the end, she conceded, wrapping up her historic presidential bid. >> although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time -- >> her persistence and passion convinced the man she tried to beat to cast her on the world stage. >> in her, you will have a secretary of state who has my full confidence. >> the former first lady and senator from new york would become madam secretary in 2009. yet now, a millionaire miles and 112 countries later, she finds herself entangled in one final controversy. >> i'm in charge of the state department, 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. >> testifying it who knew what when in light of the attack on the compound in benghazi. but if history is any guide, hillary clinton may emerge unscathed once again and reinvent herself. now it's not clear exactly when clinton will relinquish her post at the state department. it r
down here in washington. a lovely sight for those of us who like snow. i do. president obama begins the push for immigration reform in las vegas next week. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. the other top stories in "the situation room," what's the latest, lisa? >> aids to the president said they will sketch out his plans and improving border security in cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers. the most controversial part of the plan is creating a passion way to citizenship for illegal immigrants. he is expected to get more specifics in the state of the union address. a cia officer will spend 30 months in proven for revealing the identity of an agent. his own attorney admitted he was thoughtless in leaking the administration. that was betraying a solemn trust. mitt romney is in washington for the first time since last month's lunch. he and his wife are expected to attend the dinner by power brokers and business elite. president obama was at the dinner in 2009 and last year, but not clear if the president will be there tomorrow. he will receive the ipod award on may
's relationship with president obama, as she gets ready to step down as secretary of state. >>> and new york city apartments get even tinier. could you live in a space smaller than some hotel rooms? i'm wolfe blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> some top republicans aren't mincing words about the parties' problems during their winter meeting in north carolina right now. one gop star is going so far to suggest that the party has been stupid. i asked the newly re-elected rnc chair about that and more. joining us now, the chair of the republican national committee. thank you for coming in. congratulations on getting re-elected. how do you feel about that? >> well, i feel great about it. but with a great opportunity, i think that comes incredible responsibility. >> i listened to bobby jindal, the louisiana governor, a republican, maybe someday a presidential candidate. he is mincing no words in criticizing the republican party. listen to this. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious. time for a new republican party that talks like adults, to articulate our plans and our visio
to the republican think-tank on tuesday about the inauguration. he said obama wants to annihilate the republican party and boehner joked about having to calm down legendary college football coach lou holtz. >> about 9:30 i get this text, the country is overwith. we're not doing this again. i already had this conversation with lou about nine or ten days after the election. he came in to speak to our 34 new members. and before he went over to talk to them, he came to my office. he is moaning and groaning. i said, lou, would you stop? we're americans. we'll figure this out. and i just spent 15 minutes giving lou holtz a pep talk. >> and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> and now for a look at the national weather, here is bill karins with the forecast. it's cold, right? >> lou holtz isn't happy all that's come out either. here's what we're dealing with out there this morning. snow has made its presence in the washington, d.c. area. we haven't had a lot over this winter period, especially think morning from washington, d.c., southward driving through virginia to fredericksburg, al
about last night's "60 minutes" where they saw president obama and c secretary clinton sitting down. they talked about the challenges of putting aside their once heated rivalry. >> i spent time with both of you in the 2008 campaign. that was a very touch, bitter race, and i'm going to spare you reading some of the things that you said about each other during that campaign. but how long did it take you to get over that, and when did it happen? >> you know, it didn't take as long as i think people would perceive. as i said, once the primary was over, hillary worked very hard for me. bill worked very hard for me. so we were interacting on a fairly regular basis. i think it was harder for the staffs, which is understandable, you know, because they get invested in this stuff in ways that i think the candidates maybe don't. you know, hillary mentioned, you know, part of our bond is we've been through a lot of the same stuff. and part of being through the same stuff is getting whacked around in political campaigns, being criticized in the press. you know, we both built some pretty thick sk
week, chicago teenager hadiya pendleton was in washington for president obama's inauguration. she was gunned down in a park just a few blocks from her school. the apparent innocent victim of a gang war. president obama made gun control a top priority for his second term. he's pushing lawmakers to pass legislation that will limit the number of rounds in a magazine clip, renew a ban on so-called assault weapons, and require universal background checks for gun purchases. the nra says it is no longer on board with that because it just won't work. >> you are never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> reporter: republicans and even some rural state democrats agree. that is a big challenge for president obama. rob and sunny, back to you. >> all right, thanks a lot, karen. >>> the world's biggest retailer has made a decision about ammunition sales. wal-mart customers may buy only three boxes of ammo a day. because of limited supplies these days. with demand up for bullets, wal-mart says it is striking a balance between serving hunters and sportsmen and sell
ago. juarez is also a community activist. after many ups and downs, including the legislative defeat of the dream act, juarez says president obama's renewed call is a relief. >> at least my experience is, one that lives in fear but moves on, because that's what humanity is. we move on to create a better situation for our families. >> reporter: immigration attorney richard hobbs is confident legislation will be proposed within two weeks but worries a political fight will create major obstacles on any paths to citizenship and permanent residence. >> fees that are too high, for example, or an onerous english requirement that would be difficult for certain elderly immigrants, et cetera. >> reporter: juarez agrees. >> is it going to create a program that creates second- class citizens or a workforce -- is it going to be an immigration reform that recognizes family unity, that recognizes the human rights of all people? >> reporter: and coming up at 6, how immigration reform could september silicon valley but possibly at the expense of other residents. >>> new information today about the pi
that the democrats, you know, got anything out of caving on gun control. you know, obama, kerry did worse than gore in tennessee and backing down on gun control supposed to help democrats in. i think there's real risks for red state democrats but how big? bigger than supporting health care reform or supporting the stimulus or supporting any other element of the democratic platform? i don't think. people say it's maybe disqualifying. >> maybe there might be a difference between, you know, having some gun control measures sort of buried down in the platform and really championing them in the way that maybe bloomberg does. one other example for you is mary sue harry and used to be the attorney general, ran for governor, up in the polls and ran on a platform of gun control in virginia in the '90s and ended up getting absolutely destroyed and it occurred to me, you know, you mentioned clair mccaskill and doesn't have a good ratding from the nra as a woman but the election didn't hinge on gun control but much more to do with todd aiken and i'm wondering if you there might be a gender difference here. wom
the constitution and not be bogged down by a legacy of torture. i think president obama's upon of john brennan sends the message to all americans. >> you worked with him, directly for him. did he receive internal updates regularly about the torture techniques including waterboarding, as orders is reporting? >> i worked for him when he was an analytic manager. it was before he really hit the big time. but again, i think it is impossible for him not to have gotten these briefings, for him not to have been intimately involved in the policy by virtue of his senior position. some of the senior most positions in the cia, it is impossible he did not know what was going on. >> john kiriakou, you will be going to prison shortly. t know exactly when your prison sentence will begin? how are you preparing for this? you're the father of five children. >> i don't know exactly when this will be. it will be sometime in the next four to six weeks i will have to report to a prison somewhere. i don't know where. frankly, it is very hard to prepare. you have to do things like a range power of attorney, a range ch
.c. i question is for bob schieffer. you said all elections come down to the economy. you can make the argument president obama centered his candidacy on social issues. what about today with the fiscal environment the united states is facing? what we have better discussions during these debates that centered more on the economy? >> i think in the end, this one did come down to the economy. the president may be basing his second term on social issues. if you take his inauguration speech as a guidepost to where he wants to go from here. but i did not hear him to talk a lot about the campaign -- during the campaign. the economy began to get better. i did not see him spending a lot of time talking about gay rights during the election. i did not hear him talk very much about gun control. i think it was mentioned once in one of the debates. i think they thought they had to get -- what they concentrated on, in some ways, this was not so much an election about issues as it was about identifying their voters and getting their voters to the polls and recognizing the demographics in this coun
will produce $3 trillion in additional tax revenue to pay down deficits and the debt. by the way, that is more than barack obama hopes to get through his massive tax increases. there's more revenue through growth than there ever could be through tax increases, which is one of the ways, by the way, when i'm debating those on the left and they say they're for revenue, i inevitably agree. i'm for roirve, too. the best way to have revenue, i say, sit down with those in the business sector and i say i'd love to double your taxes. they look at me and think, did i come to the wrong meeting? i say i'd love for next year your profits to double and you would happily write twice as big a tax check. up want to pay down our debt, get the economy roaring, get people back to work, 4% growth for a decade, 3 million people would rise out of poverty and be standing on their own feet. we need to be unjet lick -- un jetically -- unalocal jetically the party of growth. we need to get back to growth and number two, we need to get back to opportunity. you know, if you could sum up what went wrong last election, i th
minutes," president obama sat alongside his departing secretary of state hillary clinton, a one-time political rival who he now describes as one of his closest advisers. secretary clinton, of course, is stepping down from her post, fueling -- you'd think you're on steroids and not me, seriously. just stop. >> are you juicing? >> she is. >> i had a huge allergic reaction to something. >> we don't want to hear about your rashes, so roll the clip. go. >> what's the -- i have to ask you, what's the date of expiration on this endorsement? >> oh, steve, you know -- i know -- >> i have to ask that question. i mean, come on. i mean, you're sitting here together. everybody in town is talking about it already. and it's taking place. >> you know, steve, i've got to tell you. you guys in the press are incorrigible. i was literally inaugurated four days ago. >> right. >> and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> yeah. and i, as you know, steve, i am still secretary of state, so i'm out of politics, and i'm forbidden from even hearing these questions. >> boy. you know, they h
's "60 minutes," where they saw president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton sitting down. it was a joint interview. until last night's edition of "60 minutes," people had never seen it. they revealed the challenges of putting aside their once heated rivalry. >> i spent time with both of you in the 2008 campaign. that was a very tough, bitter race, and i'm going to spare you reading some of the things that you said about each other during that campaign. how long did it take you to get over there, and when did it happen? >> it didn't take as long as i think, people would perceive. as i said, once the primary was over hillary worked very hard for me. bill worked very hard for me. so we were interacting on a fairly regular basis. i think it was harder for the staffs which is understandable because they get invested in this stuff in ways that i think the candidates maybe don't. hillary mentioned part of our bond is we've been through a lot of the same stuff, and part of being through the same stuff is getting whacked around in political campaigns being cri
the fifth to hold the pos. he's been an advisor -- position. he's been an advisor to president obama and has made a major role in every national major security decision so far during his presidency. >> manning the war in iraq to winding down the war in afghanistan from our response to natural disasters around the world like haiti and the tsunami in japan to the repeal of don't ask don't tell to countless crises in between day and night. >> mcdonough replaces jack lew who was recently appointed treasury secretary. >>> a federal appeals court panel ruled president obama violated the constitution saying the president did not have the power to make three recess appoint ams to the national labor relations board last year -- appointments to the national labor relations board last year because the senate was not in session at the time. the white house had no comment but is expected to repeal. if the ruling stands, hundreds of decisions from the board could be made invalid. >>> come up on the news edge at 11:00 police search for a mob of men that attacked a teenager near a metro station. >> and a wo
has said, if we have to shut down the government to make sure president obama understands that, we're serious, that's almost treason, according to the 14th amendment. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan. mr. camp: thank you. at this time i yield one minute to a distguished member from illinois, mr. davis. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. davis: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of h.r. 325, base opped a simple principle if congress doesn't pass a budget, congress doesn't get paid. we cannot start the process of controlling spending in this country without a budget. we also cannot ask hard working taxpayers to manage their own budget when elected leaders fail to do sthosme house has passed a budget each of the last two years. the other body must do theirs if we are going to control the out of control spending. for years the senate has gotten away without passing a budget but they have found time to pass laws that increase spending. s that terrible way to run a government and
secretary of state. but, handicapping the odds for confirmation of president obama's other nominees for important positions is tricky, like richard considered-- chordrua for director of consumer protection bureau. >> after the senate refused to give him an up or down vote in 2011, i took action to appointment on my own. >> reporter: that expires at the end of the jeer. the president renominated him this week but senator mike crappo was one that opposed the nomination last year and said this week, until key structural changes are made to the bureau to insure accountability and transparency, i will continue my opposition to any nominee for director. confirmation hearings for deputy national security advisor john brennan to be cia director and chuck headacheel to become defense secretary could be bumpy, but both men have been making the rounds on alcohol trying to convince -- on capitol hill trying to convince senators they are able to do the jobs they are nominated for. >>> an important consumer alert tonight. starting tomorrow, it could cost you more to shop with a credit card. merch
. >> thanks. >>> i talk with the host of "hardball" chris matthews. i sat down with chris while covering the inauguration earlier this week in d.c. and we begin with his thoughts on president obama's inaugural address. >> i think that the president has certain things he wants to get done and certain values that contribute to that, but i don't think it's meant to be a comprehensive speech, but i think he wrote it himself, a lot of it. and i think he put it on a legal pa. i thought important the part about foreign policy. we've had situations in the past where we had wars with countries and then ended up being their friends. why don't we start being friends. to me, it was all about iran. there is only other country we're thinking about going to war, with it's iran. why fighting the people of iran? why kill a bunch of people iran because we don't like their nuclear program? he wants to avoid that. robin wright says if we don't take advantage of the weapon between now and when they weaponize, we will never have peace with iran it will be endless war with that enormously important country whi
of president obama's gun package, but you say it all comes down to people's behavior. what do you mean? >> effective gun control has many facets to it. assault weapons ban is an element, significant symbolism. but the reality is you want to control behavior. the behavior of people. and that's what we did in the '90s here in new york. that's what i did in los angeles for seven years. crime is caused by people. you focus on their behavior and one of the behavioral changes is insuring that everybody that wants to buy a firearm has to basically submit to an i.d. check. that's form of behavior control. a lot of laws, a lot of tools are necessary, but effectively what you're doing is trying to control behavior. >> gretchen: you say that supersedes legislation. i just want to show some crime stats from new york when you were in charge here in the '90s. so murders fell 70%, car theft down 61. robbery down 55%. burglary down 53%. what did you do significantly about behavior? >> we had a very assertive police force, a very large police force. did the same thing in los angeles with a small police
issue that will see some action even before gun control out of the congress this year. president obama's also going to be talking about that tomorrow. and on the international scene, very, very incredibly trallingtic news out of brazil where a blaze in a nightclub down there eerily reminiscent of the nightclub fire up in rhode island. what was that? just south of providence road eye island that was caused by pyrotechnics, fireworks inside of a building that the band had set off. the same thing happened in this not club in brazil. about 230 lost their lives the latest report on that. a whole lot more. we are coming to you live on your local progressive talk radio station on siriusx xm this hour only and on current tv. good to have you with us. we invite you to join the conversation any time either by phone, 866-55-press, or on twitter. follow us on getter and talk to us on twitter @bpshow or at facebook.com/billpress facebook.com/billpressshow, whatever portal, we love to hear from you and make you a part of the program. and you will join team press here
obama create his legacy which i'm sure he does not want to go down as the president that bankrupted america. so all of us around this table, regardless of our political stripes, have a great vested interest in helping him make sure that doesn't happen. and, of course, the role all of us can play in deciding what do we want to spend our government money on and be an influence so we can have our voices heard as to do we really want to send $55 million to indonesia to help improve the infant mortality rates in indonesia when we have babies here who could probably benefit from the same expenditure? i think that's about enough said. we're delighted to be a part of the american dream. i came out of the army with $800 of cumulative leave play, and the lord blessed it to get into sell of $100 million of net worth, and the success i've enjoyed comes from, i believe, three things. one is the fact that the workers or that god put in my life, 70 people who helped me pick stocks, interact with the clients and, secondly, was a hospitable governmental environment. you had a taxation and a regulato
>>> this morning on "world news now," presidential praise. barack obama and hillary clinton were once political rivals. >> this morning as secretary of state clinton gets ready to leave the white house, she may be stepping down with what sounds like a presidential endorsement. it's monday, january 28th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> happy monday, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to our top political headlines in just a second, including a bipartisan deal on one of the president's pet projects. could be some major headway being made on immigration reform, which was a big focus of president obama's inaugural address. kind of a failed promise from his first term, but gaining steam in the second. >>> also this morning, tragedy in south america. the nightclub fire that has stunned the world. what investigators are learning this morning as brazil gets ready to bury more than 200 victims and still counting. >> terrible tragedy there. >>> and the nasty winter weather system that couldn't come at a worse time. snow and ice hit the midwest over the
in the direction of the white house to wish the obama administration success in passing tighter gun control laws. >> tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of san francisco for the anniversary of legalizing abortion. pro-life protestors marched down market street from the civic center to justin herman plaza demanding roe v wade be turned over. a law student who testified before congress about contraception was a guest speaker. >> there is a more profound sight about access. about affordability and insurance coverage and making sure people especially in rural areas have access. >> i would like to see everyone question abortion more. they say it should be legal and safe they don't talk about rare. >> as many as 40,000 people attended the pro-life rally. it's the biggest antiabortion event on the west coast. >>> supreme court could weigh in on the health care law requiring employee insurance plans to cover the cost of contraceptions. dozens of lawsuits have been filed by charities saying the mandate violates their religious beliefs. antists say appeals courts have made conflicting ruli
are called nation building here at home, something that not just candidate obama, but also candidate romney agreed about. we are looking at unprecedented cuts in spending on national security. we are looking at the prospect of drawing down and, drawing down from afghanistan. we are looking at a lot of changes. not just here in the united states but in the world. one of the questions i know that we have is whether we are ready for those changes. i suspect that most of us believe we are not. tom, maybe you could start out and talk a bit about the sequestration that paul ryan told us this weekend is quote going to happen. i'll give you the mic. >> well, it's a prediction that at this point seems like a certainty, but i would argue it's near certainty. once the sequestration provision was written into the budget. sal talk a bit about sequestration per se, but i really regarded as a symptom and not the disease itself. the disease itself is the erosion of the point of vanishing almost of the bipartisan political consensus for military strength, for key strength, people used to see. and that's rea
. >> yeah, i don't either. i don't know how she passes on and turns the people down that want her to. >> how close to the surface is it as the father of daughters, i very much want her to run. the iconography if i of president obama is a success and even her run in 2008 was hugely important. how clear is she about her potentially historic role and the fact that as a woman she would become so important? >> it's part of the fabric of her life. she connects on that level in every single place she's visited, you know, 12 corrupts and almost a million miles. she always does a town hall meeting or a meeting with women. it's part of who she is, and she feels that historic role. i think when you look at it as a pragmatic political fact of life for democrats, notwithstanding the extraordinary role that will joe biden has played and continues to play as the partner to the president, this would be the one way to, after eight years of the obama administration, to be historic and somewhat of an outsider and a break-through candidate, and it would be one way to run against some new fresh blood in the repu
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